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Itchy and flaky pubic area, eyebrows and scalp what is this?

Fungal: Sounds like fungal and/ or yeast infestations. The facial component is called seborrhea. A topical anti-fungal like Nystatin cream might be useful. Try a selenium based shampoo wash around the genital region in the shower. Selenium is anti-dandruff, which is thought to have a fungal ("microsporum furfur") relationship. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Hairline/hair is thining. scalp itches and has dandruff. Palms of hands sweat, itch, and peel. Is it related? What is this?

Hairline/hair is thining. scalp itches and has dandruff. Palms of hands sweat, itch, and peel. Is it related? What is this?

Hair thinning: Hair thinning and abnormal sweating is seen in cases of hyperthyroidism(overactive thyroid). Your physician or an endocrinologist can evaluate you for this. Scalp itch may also be related but your beautician can also advise you about dandruff treatment and your hair care. ...Read more

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What is scalp psoriasis.

What is scalp psoriasis.

See details.: Psoriasis involving the scalp. Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin rash that is red and scaly. ...Read more

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What is causing sores on my head? Scalp is itching and flaking

What is causing sores on my head? Scalp is itching and flaking

There : There are several possibilities, but it sounds most likely like psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis which are red, scaly, flaky conditions of the scalp. Perhaps first try treatment with otc shampoos like nizoral, (ketoconazole) selsun blue or coal tar. If those don't work, consider prescription treatments with steroid shampoos/foams/oil treatments. Another option would be small injections of steroid into each sore (assuming you just have a few). For those with severe involvement, oral medications might be necessary and can help. ...Read more

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When my skin is really dry, it becomes white and flaky. Is it an eczema rash?

When my skin is really dry, it becomes white and flaky. Is it an eczema rash?

No.: People with eczema often complain that their skin is dry, but dry skin, in and of itself, is not the same as eczema. Treatments are completely different as well, so if you aren't sure what is going on, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What cause itchy scalp?

What cause itchy scalp?

Seb derm: Most usual cause is seborrheic dermatitis - dandruff - although many other causes possible. Could try using over the counter selenium sulfide or zinc pyrithione shampoo. If not improving see doc. ...Read more

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Why is my scalp itchy and sore?

Why is my scalp itchy and sore?

Many possibilities: Consider dandruff (fungal), psoriasis, allergic reaction to shampoo contents, conditioner or hair dye- very broad question- more information needed to determine the cause ...Read more

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My scalp is always dry with flaks?

My scalp is always dry with flaks?

Piece of cake: Could be seborrheic dermatitis vs psoriasis vs something else. Once a diagnosis is made, a range of treatments are available depending on the severity of it - utilizing a combination of prescription and over the counter treatments. ...Read more

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My scalp near forehead is dry scaly non itchy. And wen i scratch it it reveals reddened skin is it scalp psoriasis i hv few lesions on my lower back?

My scalp near forehead is dry scaly non itchy. And wen i scratch it it reveals reddened skin is it scalp psoriasis i hv few lesions on my lower back?

Maybe: Rashes are the baskin robbins of skin conditions....They come in 31 different flavors. The only way to truly know is to see a dermatologist and consider a biopsy, although they might opt for therapy before treatment to see how responsive the rash is to treatment. ...Read more

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Very itchy skin that develops bumpy rash .

Very itchy skin that develops bumpy rash .

Can't diagnose.: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Red rash around the neck area and it is very itchy?

Red rash around the neck area and it is very itchy?

New jewelry?applied: It could be from contact dermatitis to any new /changed jewelry, or new perfumes, shampoos, condtioner, facial cosmetics. Ssimple eczema over neck possible as neck is a flexural area prone for friction from frequent head and neck movements we normally do. If you know the offending agent avoid it. Topical moisturiza. With less medicated hydrating creams, topical steroid cream and benaryl oral will help. ...Read more

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Rash in inner elbows, itchy. what is it?

Rash in inner elbows, itchy. what is it?

Rash: there are a number of possibilities for this. an intercrural dermatitis is one. this may be related to heat and sweating. Are there any rashes in other places? Has there been contact with an allergen such as sumac or poison ivy? Often the treatment is a topical steroid as the cause may be illusive. ...Read more

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Note, the rash is red flat dots , and some are dry white patches, itchy, around groin, itchy anus and itchy scrotum , doct says it was fungi, is true?

Note, the rash is red flat dots , and some are dry white patches, itchy, around groin, itchy anus and itchy scrotum , doct says it was fungi, is true?

We can't diagnose: this with the available info. This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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What is bumps on my scalp that itches?

What is bumps on my scalp that itches?

Not sure.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a patchy itchy skin that sometimes feels rashy what is it ? Eczema? ring worm?

I have a patchy itchy skin that sometimes feels rashy what is it ? Eczema? ring worm?

Difficult to diagnos: Rashes are very difficult to diagnose without any photos. From the description it sounds like eczema, but it should really been seen by a physician. You can always make a consult appointment with a HealthTap doc to show pictures and for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Red patches on scalp, not itchy. what is it? what causes that?

RED PATCHES SCALP: DONT KNOW WITHOUT SEEING. COULD BE PSORIASIS. DONT KNOW HOW LONG IT HAS BEEN THERE. SEE A DERMATOLOGIST SOONEST! ...Read more